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Chip-enabled credit cards mark a bittersweet 1-year anniversary

One year after the U.S. reached a milestone in its switch to credit cards that require a dip instead of a swipe, the ability to use such cards has dramatically increased. But potential headaches loom heading into the holiday season, with some shoppers complaining that checking out with a chip takes too long and stores continuing to encounter delays getting chip-reading terminals ...

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NYC Cop Suing After Her Arrest on Charges of Stealing Brooklyn Home

A New York City police officer is suing the city after being arrested on charges she stole a three-family house. New York City Police Officer Blanche O’Neal is suing the city for $50 million as a result of her arrest last year by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on charges she stole a three-family row house, the New York Daily News reports. Supreme Court Justice ...

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Ark. Lawmaker Arrested for Filming the Police; Charges Later Dropped

State Rep. John Walker was arrested Sept. 26 while filming a police putting a black man in handcuffs during a traffic stop. An Arkansas state representative who helped passed legislation that protects the right of citizens to photograph and record the police was himself arrested after he filmed during a traffic stop. John Walker, 79, is a civil rights attorney ...

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Ill. is the Latest State to Suspend Business With Wells Fargo

In the continued fallout from the bank’s fraud scandal, the Illinois state treasurer is suspending the state’s $30 billion in annual investment activity with the bank. Illinois state treasurer Michael Frerichs said Monday that his office will suspend investment activity with Wells Fargo in light of the bank’s ongoing fraud scandal and investigation, USA Today reports. “Wells Fargo is a big ...

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Donald Trump implies vets with PTSD aren’t ‘strong’

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of veterans in Virginia when he seemed to divide them into groups that were strong enough to handle the horrors of war and those that were weak. A member of the audience asked Trump about the suicide epidemic among veterans and asked if he would push for faith-based ...

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Teacher fired over racist Facebook comments about Michelle Obama

A Georgia educator has been fired after posting racist Facebook comments about First Lady Michelle Obama, calling her a “gorilla” multiple times. Jane Wood Allen, a parapro at Chestatee Elementary School, lost her job over the racist posts, which included references to the First Lady as a “gorilla” as well as other anti-Muslim and anti-Hispanic posts. In August, Allen posted ...

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Solange’s new album ‘A Seat At The Table’ is food for the black soul

Black folks are constantly searching for liberation, whether at a party or a quiet sanctuary to unwind after an exhausting week of code-switching and news of another deadly hashtag. Solange Knowles has just provided both. With the release of her much-anticipated album A Seat At The Table, the 30-year-old R&Bsinger invites black folks to an exclusive sonic affair. Set to R&B-meets-pop ...

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The top money mistakes college freshmen make

Navigating college life as a freshman is tricky enough. Add on the first taste of financial freedom, and many students are bound to stumble. For incoming students, college means a slew of new responsibilities. There’s getting used to course work, classes and making new friends. Campus life also marks the beginning of financial independence. With that comes many opportunities for ...

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Wolff: Why we embrace Trump as a ‘businessman’

What is it with this idea of the “businessman?” Important parts of the Republican base failed to warm to Mitt Romney in part because he was a 1% businessman and financier — an extremely successful one. But big parts of that same base now rationalize their support of Donald Trump because he is such a good businessman. In fact, Romney, a ...

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The Safest Cities in America

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. While the increase is discouraging, it is by no means a crime wave. Some areas have serious crime problems, but there are a number of U.S. cities where violence is a rare occurrence. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates in major U.S. cities ...

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